Added To 40-Man Roster: Giants, Dodgers, Pirates

Today is the deadline for teams to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from next month's Rule 5 draft. Here's more on which players need to be protected and here are the details on which players have had their contracts selected to the 40-man roster:

Some 40-man roster adds from earlier today…


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  1. Eugene_in_Oregon 4 years ago

    Remind me, please:  What happens if — in January or February — the Phillies want to remove one of those just-protected players from their 40-main roster?  They would have to put him through waivers, right?  But a team that picked that player up off waivers would not have to keep him on their 25-man roster, the way they would have to keep a Rule 5 draftee?  But would they have to put him on (and keep him on) their 40-man?

    • nm344 4 years ago

      I think this is protection against Rule 5

      • Eugene_in_Oregon 4 years ago

        Yes, I understand that part (i.e., putting them on the 40-man is protection against the Rule 5 draft).  What I’m trying to understand better is what happens if you put them on the 40-man now then remove them later.  If another team picks them up off waivers, is it just like any other waiver transaction or do the Rule 5-type requirements still apply?

        • leachim2 4 years ago

          Just like any other.

        • Guest 4 years ago

           i think the player has to be returned to his former team, but i might be wrong.

        • johnsmith4 4 years ago

          players with less than 4 years pro experience are exempt & so are players who started at 18 with less than 5 years pro experience.  Today is the day when you count this season’s experience to the exempt players and decide on adding them to the roster.

          For example, this was 22 year old Travis D’Arnaud’s 5th pro season.  So, he gets added to Jays 40-man.  Once you are on 40-man, you are eligible for 25 man MLB roster and start into your 3 seasons of optional assignments to minors if you don’t make the 25-man.

    • FS54 4 years ago

      Want to nab Gillies from Phillies, fellow Nats fan? :)

  2. Abraham Zapruder 4 years ago

    Bowker, Mathieson, Kratz, Romero and Garcia are all candidates for removal from the 40 man roster if the Phils need space.

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      I don’t think they’d remove Garcia given their infield depth or lack there of.

    • philliesfan136 4 years ago

      Who’s Romero? 

  3. iains 4 years ago

    It should be interesting to see if the Blue Jays add Justin Jackson and  Kevin Ahrens.  I’m guessing probably not.

    • johnsmith4 4 years ago

      Didn’t happen.  They still have one open spot on 40-man.  Interesting how JP’s money-ball draft picks (Jackson Ahrens Sobolewski Jeroloman & Van Kirk) didn’t make the cut.

    • Sniderlover 4 years ago

      I don’t see why they would and I can’t see any team claiming either of them. They haven’t made it past High A (Jackson played a few games in AA I think) and they haven’t hit much. Unless they have a big year next year, I’m going to completely write them off. 

  4. Guest 4 years ago

    Good move. Almonte is a solid chip to hold on to and would have definitely been grabbed 2 minutes after the deadline. 

    • Backup_Slider 4 years ago

      I’d say he’s more of a worth-protecting prospect in a farm system that is very thin in outfielders. I doubt seriously he’d be claimed, but it’s better to protect him if there’s a spot available for him given how few options they have in the upper minors at that position.

      • chris hines 4 years ago

        Even if he was claimed I don’t think a team would waste a 25 man roster spot on someone who clearly can’t contribute this year. A lot like when the Padres claimed Nova only to send him back.

  5. 42julian_martini 4 years ago

    Have the Nationals protected Derek Norris yet?

  6. Bue Jays?

  7. jjs91 4 years ago

    Surprised Adams got protected must mean his ankle is finally getting better

  8. ProfessorIronHorse 4 years ago

    I think the link to Carlos Gutierrez is wrong.

    That said, I am surprised Oswaldo Arcia was added. I did not realize he was in danger from the rule 5 draft.

  9. I like the kids my Mets added to the 40 man roster

    • MetsMagic 4 years ago

      I don’t think we’ve seen any real talent come in droves like this since the 1980’s (when Reyes and Wright came up, they were on their own). 

  10. johnsilver 4 years ago

    When can teams move players to the 60 day DL, as in Matsuzaka and Rich Hill? Is it after the Rule 5 draft I take it?

    On a side note.. With the 3 additions the Sox just made.. They have 2 open spots.. Yikes…

    • AirmanSD 4 years ago

      Before opening Day. Teams can’t hide guys on the 60 day DL during the offseason. When roster have to be set for the start of the season teams can then move players to the 60 day DL, until that if they are under contract or control they are either on the 40 man roster or exposed to waivers.

  11. grownice 4 years ago

    Jays new uni’s are beauts!

  12. Kurisu Rg 4 years ago

    That is the wrong Justin Miller (Rangers), guys

  13. Dan Mazzaro 4 years ago

    You may all remember Deunte Heath from his run-in in a police prostitution sting..

  14. kldhca 4 years ago

    Is there a list of decent players left unprotected I can take a look at

  15. Derek Welvang 4 years ago

    • MadisonMariner 4 years ago

      Ummm…Erasmo Ramirez doesn’t yet need to be on the Mariners’ 40-man roster, since he was signed prior to turning 18(in the summer of 2007) and has only been in the organization for 4 seasons, not 5(he signed on September 1, 2007, but that brief time in 2007 he wasn’t playing–he debuted in 2008).

      Hence, he won’t be free to be taken in the Rule 5 Draft, sorry.  😉

  16. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    wonder who the top names that are eligible for the draft are

  17. Fangaffes 4 years ago

    Are you kidding me?  The Red Sox added a guy who had John Lackey numbers in Single A to their 40 man roster?

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